Three times Hodler was the centre of controversy: ‘The Night’ was rejected then removed from display; two large and wonderful murals were also savaged by the critics and the emperor.
She lived mainly in Tokyo from 1899-1914, where she learned colour woodcut prints. A small selection of her wonderful work from there and Mexico.
Holder expressed what he saw as the deeper truth and the inner unity of the world around him. His paintings are fascinating and enduring.
Before the First World War, he painted a huge mural in Hanover’s new town hall, portraits influenced by Klimt, and more marvellous landscapes. Here they are.
A long-time friend of Ferdinand Hodler, he was a fine maker of portrait prints, and documented Hodler at work in sketches.